The Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) in California has awarded New Flyer a new contract for seven forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty battery-electric transit buses.
The buses commence the evolution of VVTA’s current fleet to zero-emission as the agency works toward a goal of 100% electric public transit by 2040. VVTA has partnered with local energy provider Southern California Edison (SCE) on its Charge-Ready Transit Bus Program, which assists in deployment of make-ready electric vehicle charging infrastructure solutions for qualified agencies.
The move also provides access to early adoption incentives such as the Hybrid and Zero- Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) provided by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
New Flyer has delivered more than 10,000 buses to the state of California, beginning with zero- emission trolley-electric buses in 1972. To date, New Flyer has sold 77 Xcelsior CHARGE electric buses across California with battery-electric bus programs in Coachella Valley, Los Angeles, Oakland, Orange County, and San Diego.
The Victor Valley Transit Authority provides public transit agency in San Bernardino County, delivering more than 2.5 million passenger trips per year.